Commemorating the Liberation of Denmark

Tuesday, May 5th


Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the commemoration to mark the 70 anniversary of Denmark's liberation after World War II.





First a little history: On 9 April 1940 the Germans took over Denmark during World War II. The night between 4th and 5th of May 1945 the Germans surrendered and after five years, Denmark were once again governed by Danes. On the 4th of May it's a tradition to light candles in the windows to mark the liberation. This year the liberations have 70th years of anniversary. 
On this occasion Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a church service in Vor Frue Church in Copenhagen at 10:00 am local time. Hundreds of people were gathered in the church to honor those who were lost, died or were injured during World War II. Both Frederik and Mary were moved at the commemoration and did not hide it a lot. Think about it, after 70 years people still get affected and moved, it's notable. We have to remember that our past makes our future. Someway or another we all have relatives or living family members who have fought for something as World War II. Some paid with their life and they deserve a minute of silence. Earlier in the morning the Crown Prince also participated in a wreath ceremony in Nyhavn, Copenhagen, on occasion of the commemorating.

On a day like this it takes not to be over-dressed. In my opinion Mary was dressed perfectly in a simple black a white outfit. She was wearing a floral printed Elise Gug dress and a reused black Prada coat. The coat has been worn at several occasions, even when she was pregnant with the twins. Keeping everything polished and sophisticated Mary was wearing a Susanne Juul hat, white pearl earrings, black gloves and her SAND Copenhagen pointed pumps. It does not get more appropriate according to Danish traditions. 

Hat: Susanne Juul
Dress: Elise Gug Floral Dress
Coat: Prada
Shoes: SAND Copenhagen

2 comments:

  1. Hi Henriette

    Are the earrings new? I don't think I have seen these big pearl ones before. Thanks.

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    1. Dear Sarah,
      you're not the first to ask me about the earrings, it's likely that they are new. I have no identification... Let us keep up the search and we might be able to find more info :)

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